Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 43 - The graph below shows the rate of smoking per 1000 people in Someland
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The graph below shows the rate of smoking per 1000 people in Someland from 1960 to 2000.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information in the graph below.
» You should write at least 150 words.
» Allow yourself 20 minutes for this task.
Sample Answer 1:
The provided graph compares the male and female smokers between the years 1960 to 2000 in Someland. As is observed from the given presentation, over the 40 years the number of male smokers dropped significantly while the number of female smokers increased.
Initially, in 1960, 600 male out of 1000 smoked and the female smokers were less 100 in number in this year. Over the next 40 years, the number of male smokers decreased steadily and reached to just over 200 out of 1000 people. On the contrary, though the number of female smokers was always less than the male smokers, their number increased over time. In 2000, the male and female smokers’ number both got at around 200 in 1000 people.
In summary, Male smokers were higher in number than female smokers from 1960 to 2000 but while the number of male smokers decreased steadily, female smoker’s number increased and in 2000, the percentage or male and female smokers got almost same.
(Approximately 163 words)
( This model answer can be followed as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)
Model Answer 2:
The provided line graph presents data on the male and female smokers per thousand people in Someland from 1960 to 2000. As an overall trend, it is obvious that the rate of male smoker decreased over the time while the female smokers’ rate increase in the given period of time.
According to the given line graph, the ratio of male smokers in Someland was much higher than that of $female in 1960. 600 men out of 1000, smoked in this year while the ratio of women smokers was less than 100 per thousand. However, the male smokers’ percentage kept on decreasing steadily over the time and an opposite trend could be observed among the women. After 20 years the percentages or male and female smoker in Someland were 48% and 31% respectively. Finally, in 2000, the percentages of male and female smokers became almost the same. In 2000, the male smokers’ ratio was 20%, which was a significant decline in the ratio of the male smoker, while it was 20% for women, which shows that the percentage of female ration doubled in 40 years.